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Old 01-11-2014, 02:03 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Well crap, right on one and wrong on the other. The ole memory isn't as good as it once was. Doesn't help that guys are getting suspended every other day and there are all kinds of different numbers out there either.
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I'm smelling a 2015 comeback with the Rays. Just a hunch.
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Old 01-11-2014, 02:12 PM   #53 (permalink)
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I'm smelling a 2015 comeback with the Rays. Just a hunch.
The thing is that he will still be under contract with the Yankees. No way the Rays trade anything of value nor will they pay a decent sized amount of the contract. That would mean the Yankees would have to just non tender him. I'm thinking the Yankees hate him so much that they wouldn't do him that favor. I could see them leaving him in AAA or riding the bench before they will let him play somewhere he would enjoy or get his milestones. JMO.
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The thing is that he will still be under contract with the Yankees. No way the Rays trade anything of value nor will they pay a decent sized amount of the contract. That would mean the Yankees would have to just non tender him. I'm thinking the Yankees hate him so much that they wouldn't do him that favor. I could see them leaving him in AAA or riding the bench before they will let him play somewhere he would enjoy or get his milestones. JMO.
Oh, yeah -- I was assuming the Yankees get out of the contract one way or another. That's true -- if they can't, he's ridin' the pine somewhere. At least they'll save a full year of his contract money -- but if he's a Yankee in 2015, they need to sign the reality TV show contracts now, because it's going to be a train wreck.
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Old 01-11-2014, 02:20 PM   #55 (permalink)
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ESPN asking Schilling about Arod, Schilling was a well known jerk in baseball so the irony he has anything to say about Arod period.
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ESPN asking Schilling about Arod, Schilling was a well known jerk in baseball so the irony he has anything to say about Arod period.

I never liked Schilling when he was playing and my politics are pretty far removed from his so I doubt we'd be buddies now. That said, I thought he was a truly great pitcher (he should be in the HOF) and a real gamer. Also, I don't think there has ever been any suggestion that he was a cheat. There's a difference between being a cheat and merely a douche, although A-Rod manages to fall into both categories!
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Old 01-11-2014, 02:31 PM   #57 (permalink)
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Schilling one of the better talking heads out there before A) he says his mind B) actually has teh track record to back up

Plus Schilling was LOVED by his teammates, he just opened his mouth too much but when you win 3 World Series and arguably the best postseason pitcher EVER...you can do that

ARod is gonna go to spring training with the Yankees, what a circus that will be!
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Old 01-11-2014, 02:44 PM   #58 (permalink)
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Schilling one of the better talking heads out there before A) he says his mind B) actually has teh track record to back up
I actually meant to state something similar in my post, although I think I covered part B. As long as he sticks to analyzing the game, I think he's terrific. I also think that his failed business venture has instilled a certain degree of humility in him that wasn't apparent beforehand.

And roll on the A-Rod Spring Training circus, I say!
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Why would he come to spring training, if he's going to miss the entire season?
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Why would he come to spring training, if he's going to miss the entire season?
Because he just wants to play baseball.
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Old 01-11-2014, 03:25 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Arod's lawsuit will go nowhere and accomplish nothing. A federal judge will more than likely not even hear the case, but due to his celebrity he may get a courtesy "hearing".

The truth is that this is a collectively bargained process that was followed by the both MLB and the Players Union. Federal courts have never gotten involved with decisions made by arbitrators and won't want to start now.

His only hope would be to file a suit that his federal rights were violated, such as a claim of racial prejudice or something. The federal court will not touch this decision. Ever.

In reality, a 39 year old Arod in 2015 that has been out of competitive sports for a year may be forced to retire. He may not be able to make the team out of Spring Training next year.
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Old 01-11-2014, 03:30 PM   #63 (permalink)
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He might be forcibly retired by the Yankees, and the rest of baseball for that matter, but there is absolutely zero chance he falls on his own sword. He's still owed $60m+ even if he does have to sit out next year. He's not giving that up.

Edit: He also receives a $30m bonus if he hits just 6 more home runs.

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He might be forcibly retired by the Yankees, and the rest of baseball for that matter, but there is absolutely zero chance he falls on his own sword. He's still owed $60m+ even if he does have to sit out next year. He's not giving that up.

Edit: He also receives a $30m bonus if he hits just 6 more home runs.
Wrong. He will receive a six million bonus. Six million for each home run record. 660, 714, 715, 755, 756. I believe those were the five numbers.
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Wrong. He will receive a six million bonus. Six million for each home run record. 660, 714, 715, 755, 756. I believe those were the five numbers.
I should've realised that $30m was way too much for such a relatively insignifiant milestone. I hold my hands up.

On the plus side... you're wrong too! The $6m milestones are actually 660, 714, 755, 762 and 763. Yours is a still a more forgivable error than mine.
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Old 01-11-2014, 05:18 PM   #66 (permalink)
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I think it was a witch hunt,he should have gotten 100-150.
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Old 01-11-2014, 07:49 PM   #67 (permalink)
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Everyone quit picking on Arod, he's good for some things.
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:21 PM   #68 (permalink)
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Should have been 2 years.
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Old 01-11-2014, 11:19 PM   #69 (permalink)
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Oh cool arbitrary suspension, shady investigating by MLB, and belief in catering to a big market team trying to get out of a contract. While the latter of the three is likely untrue, good job MLB. You actually did good by trying to do something about cheating unlike some other sports and you messed it all up.
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THIS JUST IN: Alex Rodriguez has dropped his lawsuit against MLB, commissioner Bud Selig and the MLBPA.
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THIS JUST IN: Alex Rodriguez has dropped his lawsuit against MLB, commissioner Bud Selig and the MLBPA.
A-Rod is such a tool.
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Because he retracted his lawsuit?
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Because he retracted his lawsuit?
Short of him coming out and admitting it, I don't think there's anything he can do to help his cause right now. All this does is show that he's basically guilty. If he was truly innocent, his lawyers would have the evidence to back him up.
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Arod never would have won in a lawsuit his name is too famous, IMO never would be given a fair trial. IT was a lose/lose situation.
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Short of him coming out and admitting it, I don't think there's anything he can do to help his cause right now. All this does is show that he's basically guilty. If he was truly innocent, his lawyers would have the evidence to back him up.
that's what everyone was waiting for - his evidence. all a bluff.
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